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Blood Moon by Ironshod Blood Moon by Ironshod
Vampires are great subjects for fantasy art and I enjoyed creating this graveyard scene. My idea for the composition was to have bats swirling round the figure as they fly in from the gothic spire in the background, and thereby also link the blood moon and the figure together.

It is perhaps hard for you to read the inscription on the tomb at the size I have saved the art for viewing here. It is taken from an actual grave stone that I saw in an old cemetery here in Leeds, UK where I live. It reads "In Loving Memory of Elizabeth. The beloved and loving wife of Alexander Smith. Who died suddenly May 27th 1884" . It was the "died suddenly" that was the inspiration to me. Perhaps this picture explains what happened to Elizabeth, indeed maybe she is now the vampire we see here?

Thanks to *mjranum-stock whose model photograph I used as reference when painting the figure
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Tabbybuttkins Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
This is definitely amazing as well as an amazing story (theory) I would agree with as well ^_^
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ZombieKitten83 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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angeleye32 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Love her she is beautiful
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Boytalkart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
beautiful
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IrisMoon1015 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing work great details
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Sissifee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I use it on my photoshop realisation on flickr : www.flickr.com/photos/26450367…

thanks for all your beautiful creations
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CourtneyReed Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I love this.  Especially the bats and the detail on the tombstones.
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow nice I always love this sort of Vampire not the Twilight sort I love the bats and the grave ground and I love the colors :love:
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